• Full name Brett Aarion Cecil
  • Born 07/02/1986 in Annapolis, MD
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Maryland
  • Debut 05/05/2009
  • Drafted in the C-A round (38th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007 (signed for $810,000).
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    Cecil's delivery and stuff have improved significantly since his days at DeMatha High (Hyattsville, Md.), where he was a one-and-a-half-pitch, soft-bodied lefty. His draft stock climbed significantly last year when he nearly doubled Maryland's previous saves record with 13 as a sophomore. He then ranked among the top 10 prospects in the Cape Cod League, posting a 40-9 strikeout-walk ratio in 29 innings. Cecil's body, arm action and stuff have all improved significantly during his college career. While Cecil was used primarily in relief during college, he took a turn in the Terrapins rotation late this season and his future figures to be as a starter. He has four pitches, solid-average command and durability. His fastball has been up to 94 mph and sits near 91. His slider can touch 86 with good tilt and depth. His repertoire includes a a curveball, changeup and split-finger fastball, and the changeup has enough fade and deception to become a usable third offering, especially against righthanded hitters. He should find a spot safely in the back end of the first round.

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